Law & Order: SVU’s Trailer for Donald Trump–Inspired Episode Is Here: ‘I’m a Handsome, Charming Millionaire’

UPDATE 10/25 7:45 p.m. ET: The Law & Order: SVU episode featuring a Donald Trump-esque politician will air Wednesday, November 16, eight days after the real-life presidential election.

UPDATE 10/14 9:15 p.m. ET: NBC has decided to pull the episode from its scheduled October 26 time slot, and instead air it at some point after the November 8 presidential election.

Original story below:

Another politician is about to face a tough campaign road! Law & Order: SVU is centering on a Donald Trumplike candidate in its Wednesday, October 26, episode, and the first promo shows the character offering a bit of grandstanding that might sound familiar to those following the real-life 2016 presidential race.

The venerable NBC crime procedural’s upcoming installment will feature a politician, played by guest star Gary Cole (Pineapple Express), whose campaign begins to crumble after several women make damaging accusations against him. (The specific claims have not yet been revealed.)

“I’m a handsome, charming millionaire — women throw themselves at me,” the candidate (Cole) says in the clip above. “Know that I have nothing to hide.” 

Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a town hall meeting on March 14, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa , Florida.
Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a town-hall meeting on March 14, 2016, at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The episode airs roughly two weeks before the November 8 election, just as Trump’s presidential campaign has started to unravel. The Associated Press reported in a story published October 3 that the real estate mogul made sexual and demeaning comments about female contestants while hosting The Apprentice.

On Friday, October 7, the Washington Post published a video featuring a conversation between Trump, 70, and Access Hollywood’s then-anchor Billy Bush, with the GOP presidential nominee bragging about groping women and making advances on Nancy O’Dell.

The audio, recorded by a hot mic on an Access Hollywood bus in 2005, has become a focus of the race, with Trump apologizing for it and defending it as “locker-room talk” at the debate on Sunday, October 9. GOP members have since been calling for him to drop out.

Watch the promo above. 

Law & Order: SVU airs on NBC Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.  

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